March break!? When did it break?

Here on the left coast of Canada March break is two weeks long. While I get that by now most teachers could probably use about a month off, 2 weeks feels like a lot of childcare to cover, especially when summer is just around the corner. Add to that the fact that it’s time to file our taxes (yes we’re a teensy bit behind on that) and we’ve just gathered up all of our childcare tax receipts and can I just say…


How do people afford children these days? How long before we can make them start earning their keep? Anyone know of a good child powered sweat shop in town?

I think that whole guesstimate about how it costs a million dollars to raise a child is totally lowballed. There’s no way kids are that cheap!

On that note, I’m going to go make myself feel better by purchasing a venti Starbucks Pike Place coffee, no sugar, no cream, pure caffeine for the same cost of a half hour of babysitting.

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I’m still here. I’ve been baking bread.

I’ve been busy in real life… very, very, busy. Even with all the busy, I’ve been writing posts on a regular basis; they’re all filed away in my head. That doesn’t really help most of you folks unless you’re psychic. Are any of you psychic?  Can you guess what I’m going to say next? Well, then you aren’t really psychic, are you! It may take awhile to pull the posts from the mental filing cabinet, the drawers get stuck and it sometimes locks itself and I lost the key.

In the meantime, exciting news in our household… We got a breadmaker. Trust me, if you don’t have one, you should get one. It’s revolutionary. It’s making my kitchen great again. No lie. Anyone who tells you breadmakers aren’t the greatest invention is telling you lies. (Sorry… I’ve been watching this really awful reality tv show on fake news channels lately.) Seriously, I never knew how bloody easy it is to make bread! And it’s delicious.

I’m easily distracted by delicious foods. Speaking of which, there’s a bit of pad thai left so this is it for now.

Happy friday everyone!





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Epic daily commute

So… daylight savings… I know this is a bit after the fact, but I’ve discovered a way not to completely hate it.

Although I totally miss getting home after work while there is still a bit of daylight left (and would far rather be engulfed in darkness when I head to work in the morning), I’ve discovered a delightful benefit to driving home in the dark…

… cue the movie soundtrack for Lord of the Rings…

There’s something about driving in the dark with an epic soundtrack playing loudly. It transforms the boring old drive down the road with lots of annoying other drivers taking up precious road space into a journey fraught with danger, adventure, and strange creatures lurking in the shadows. No really, it actually does. You should try it. It’s epic and spooky and yes I may be a little weird and nerdy. It’s working for me though.

Of course, the music totally freaks the kids out so when I pick them up from after school care I have to go back to the regular soundtrack of silly songs.

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